Cancelled | National Thrombosis Week | Awareness Saves Lives

It is with regret that Thrombosis UK has taken the decision to cancel this year’s National Thrombosis Week.

With immense pressure on all medical staff and centres due to the unprecedented impact caused by COVID-19, it would be wrong and irresponsible to encourage awareness events or ask supporters to share or display materials.

This means that there will be no National Thrombosis Week awareness packs will be sent out this year.

Thank you so much for your support and understanding.

Thrombosis (potentially life-threatening blood clots) is a very common condition affecting more than 60,000 every year in the UK.

1 in 4 of all deaths are as a result of thrombosis, and the condition is the number 1 cause of preventable hospital deaths.

This year, Thrombosis UK are calling for greater awareness and understanding of thrombosis and asking everyone to:

'Think Thrombosis' it is the easiest way to:

  • Prevent
  • Protect
  • Inform

As a supporter, please help share this message and increase awareness and understanding of thrombosis.

Thrombosis is also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE).

You can read more about what Thrombosis is here on our site.